What do you do with 119 templates in a book? Make more containers! There are other containers that can be made using the templates within our book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Style Accessories. Throughout the year, we will be posting these containers with instructions. You will need to have the book in order to make these bonus patterns, but you can buy it on Amazon or from the American Quilter's Society.
First up - the Cube with a deep lid. Here's the original cube constructed exactly as indicated in Contain It!
Two different lids can be made for the Cube. This post describes a lid that will cover the entire original Cube container. Another post will be describing how to modify templates to create a more shallow lid. In either case, you will need the patterns for Template 78 and Template 80, found on pages 81 and 82 in our book.
To make the lid that will encase the entire Cube, proceed the same way that you did to make the original Cube. Using the pattern for Template 78, make the INNER STABILIZER and FABRIC templates (see pg. 9 on Make the Templates).
Using the pattern for Template 80, make the OUTER STABILIZER and FABRIC templates. Follow the directions found for the Cube container (pages 25-27) using these larger pieces. The only difference between the original Cube and this new cube is the size - the cube formed using Templates 78 and 80 will be larger and fit over the original Cube.
Not only will this new, larger cube cover the original Cube, it can function on its own as a larger cube container! Stack the two together, upside down, or store them nestled one inside the other.
With the holiday season coming up, the cube with a deep lid would be the perfect container to use in place of wrapping paper for another small gift!
We'd love to see pictures of your cube with a deep lid! You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for the second version of the lid for the original Cube container!